The Pacific Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry, and the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI) to establish MEXLA, a new commission of residents from Los Angeles and Mexico to deepen the cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties between the two regions.
MEXLA will be led by community members representing key sectors, such as trade, culture, tourism, and renewable energy, with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesus Seade serving as honorary co-chairs. MEXLA will meet one to two times per year to reinforce mutual ties and cross-border collaboration through direct exchanges, collaborations, investments, and partnerships.
“Mexico and Los Angeles are bound together by ties of family, history, values, and culture—and we are determined to work together to build a brighter, healthier, more prosperous future,” said Garcetti. “MEXLA will strengthen the bonds between our communities by exchanging the best ideas in trade, tourism, athletics, the arts, climate and energy, and more. Our partnership will help make life better for families on both sides of the border.”
"MEXLA will strengthen the bonds between our communities by exchanging the best ideas in trade, tourism, athletics, the arts, climate and energy, and more. Our partnership will help make life better for families on both sides of the border."
Mayor Eric Garcetti
The United States and Mexico share one of the most successful interdependent economic partnerships in the world.
“Los Angeles is the largest Mexican city outside of Mexico, and we have a long shared history with this vibrant and diverse metropolis,” said Seade.
Promoting bilateral relations and celebrating ties between the United States and Mexico are a key focus of the Pacific Council. Through the Council’s Mexico Initiative, chaired by Pacific Council Director Michael Camuñez, the Council seeks to promote common domestic and foreign policy priorities the two countries share through events, member commentary, international delegations, and member projects. This includes MEXLA, which will provide opportunities to enhance relations, build bridges of trust and cooperation, and deepen the bonds of friendship and collaboration.
To read more about the Pacific Council’s Mexico Initiative, click here.
To read more about MEXLA, click here.